(Trying to) block out the world

On Thursday, March 12th, Amnesty USA posted a new web action aimed at getting Sudan to reinstate the operations of 13 international humanitarian aid agencies that were kicked out of Sudan and 3 domestic agencies that were shut down after the International Criminal cort issued an arrst warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.  The action targets the UN Missions of the African Union and League of Arab States and the Sudanese Embassy in the U.S.  

On Friday, calls from activists started pouring in, all with the same complaint: their emails to all three targets were being returned as “undeliverable”.   It would seem that facing a deluge of emails, the targets blocked their accounts from receiving incoming messages. So, now, Amnesty is asking activists to fax messages to these three targets urging them to persuade Sudan to rescind its orders.

The very people who ought to be looking out for the victims of the conflict in Darfur are trying to block words from reaching them that urge the continuance of life-saving support for millions of vulnerable men, women, and children.  Just as Sudan would pull the plug on this life-support system, people who could persuade Sudanese authorities to reinstate these 16 key aid groups are plugging their ears to the world’s outrage and urgent plea for help.

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4 thoughts on “(Trying to) block out the world

  1. are Arab a human being or Animals, some one may ask me why ! here is the reason, I have been read alot of their articles, about supporting Sudaness president Albashir who has been master minded genocide in Dulfure. about two month ago you can see demonstration every where supporting Gazra's assult by Isreal. what is a different between Gazra assult, which lasted for 3 week and Genocide in Dulfure which started since 2003 till now? I never seen any single Arab country or person who Support ICC. my massege to all Arab is you guys thing uneducatly, you support former Yogoslavia president indictment, and you regrate when it come to president Albashir, if you guys can't change the subjects, in 50-100 years to come the whorld will be mass by you, how could some one say that he/she is not a saitan when he/she's motive is to kill human being?. you guys are way beyond terrerist. you can event see clargy calling all muslim to kill non-muslim. terrifying people is not a good option that you guys can communicate with people. every thing that is logic and true is twist by Arab. those Animals deserve their own territory I don't see them like human being. I once been a muslim because of my parent believe but now, aim against them, I don't care what my parant says it's up to them.

  2. are Arab a human being or Animals, some one may ask me why ! here is the reason, I have been read alot of their articles, about supporting Sudaness president Albashir who has been master minded genocide in Dulfure. about two month ago you can see demonstration every where supporting Gazra’s assult by Isreal. what is a different between Gazra assult, which lasted for 3 week and Genocide in Dulfure which started since 2003 till now? I never seen any single Arab country or person who Support ICC. my massege to all Arab is you guys thing uneducatly, you support former Yogoslavia president indictment, and you regrate when it come to president Albashir, if you guys can’t change the subjects, in 50-100 years to come the whorld will be mass by you, how could some one say that he/she is not a saitan when he/she’s motive is to kill human being?. you guys are way beyond terrerist. you can event see clargy calling all muslim to kill non-muslim. terrifying people is not a good option that you guys can communicate with people. every thing that is logic and true is twist by Arab. those Animals deserve their own territory I don’t see them like human being. I once been a muslim because of my parent believe but now, aim against them, I don’t care what my parant says it’s up to them.

  3. Painting all 'Arabs' as animals or 'terrorists' is racist and it is this kind of stereotyping, bigotry and hate that leads to genocide and persecution based solely on a person's nationality, religion, skin color, language … It is this kind of ignorance that lead to the Holocaust in WWII, the genocide in Rwanda and the massacres in Kosovo and Serbia.

    It is easier to kill people or do absolutely horrible things to small children when you stop seeing them as 'human beings', but as 'animals'.

    Also, there is a significant Christian Arab population both inside the Middle East and in diaspora as well as Arabs of other religions – or no religion; it is not only wrong to paint all Arabs as animals, but as Muslims. It is also wrong to paint all Muslims as ignorant or violent. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world – most not Arab – and these Muslims (Arab and non-Arab alike) are simply like everyone else; wanting peace and security for their families and trying to educate their children and live as good citizens of the world.

    There are too many things to argue here, but my point is that it is these kind of remarks and the denigrating of an entire people or race which leads to the atrocities or injustice that you – John Mohamed – say you hate 'the Arabs' for doing. Look at the man in the mirror.

  4. Painting all ‘Arabs’ as animals or ‘terrorists’ is racist and it is this kind of stereotyping, bigotry and hate that leads to genocide and persecution based solely on a person’s nationality, religion, skin color, language … It is this kind of ignorance that lead to the Holocaust in WWII, the genocide in Rwanda and the massacres in Kosovo and Serbia.

    It is easier to kill people or do absolutely horrible things to small children when you stop seeing them as ‘human beings’, but as ‘animals’.

    Also, there is a significant Christian Arab population both inside the Middle East and in diaspora as well as Arabs of other religions – or no religion; it is not only wrong to paint all Arabs as animals, but as Muslims. It is also wrong to paint all Muslims as ignorant or violent. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world – most not Arab – and these Muslims (Arab and non-Arab alike) are simply like everyone else; wanting peace and security for their families and trying to educate their children and live as good citizens of the world.

    There are too many things to argue here, but my point is that it is these kind of remarks and the denigrating of an entire people or race which leads to the atrocities or injustice that you – John Mohamed – say you hate ‘the Arabs’ for doing. Look at the man in the mirror.